Letter to the editor: New meal plan does not make dining more transparent, is unfair to low-income students

As a resident and a House Fellow, the residence halls were foundational in my social and academic college experience. With nearly all first-year students living on campus, Housing helps form intimate communities to contrast the enormity of the University and brings together students from all academic, regional and ideological backgrounds to an unstructured social setting — a phenomenon not found elsewhere at the school to such significance. With how critical a role Housing plays in campus life, I am concerned about how the mandatory Dining deposit will impact low-income students access to our state’s public flagship university. READ MORE